Over the first six months of 2017, Munich Airport posted the best half-yearly figures in its history: with the 21 million passengers handled during that period, the airport topped the 20 million mark for the first time. That number matches the full-year figure for 1999. In relative terms, passenger traffic was up by around 6% as compared with the same period in 2016. As in the previous year, the airport again had a 4% increase in total take-offs and landings to approximately 200,000. The freight segment also reported a new all-time high, with a 9% year-on-year increase in cargo turnover to approximately 180,000 tons.
The airport says its substantial traffic increases are largely down to the strength of its European traffic segment, which rose 8% year-on-year.
Passenger traffic in the intercontinental segment and on domestic routes was up by 6% and 4%, respectively. “Today, 25 years after it opened, Munich Airport is indeed looking stronger than ever before,” said Dr Michael Kerkloh, the airport’s President and CEO, who presented the half-year figures at the Munich Press Club.